New program—Process Technology
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Posted by: Andrea Yoxall
Technology involves every aspect of chemical processing: extracting and
refining resources such as oil and natural gas, refining chemicals and
carefully monitoring the process that makes it happen.
students can now become a Process Technician at Seward County Community
College/Area Technical School, Liberal, Kansas beginning this fall.
the development of renewable energy production in Kansas, many industry
opportunities are available for southwest Kansas. Nationally, few other colleges
offer programs that meet the criteria for training in ethanol, biodiesel, food
processing, or related industries.
learn to be safe and environmentally responsible with respect to
themselves and coworkers,
develop a basic understanding of
math, chemistry, electronics, writing, process flow, and equipment and how it
relates to process technology,
demonstrate knowledge of various process industries: oil and gas,
chemical, mining, power generation, pulp and paper, water and wastewater treatment,
food and beverage, and pharmaceutical manufacturing and how to function
effectively in industry,
learn what it means to contribute to a company’s quality control.
can earn a one-year certificate or a two-year Associate in Applied Science
include technical composition, technical mathematics, safety, introduction to
process technology, basic electrical circuits, instrumentation and control,
process equipment, basic blueprint reading and process industry operations.
who successfully complete the program can work anywhere that requires a
chemical treatment or process, such as energy processing and power generation,
food and beverage processing, waste- or water-treatment plants or
information, contact Harold Fick, Process Technology specialist, 620-417-1690.
is Career and Technical Education Month.